Safeguards Against Adverse Zoning Ordinance Activities
Act 36 will increase the likelihood that absentee surface and mineral rights owners will become aware of and participate in public hearings on new, potentially adverse proposed ordinances before they are adopted.
Blaine A. Lucas is a shareholder, and Alyssa E. Golfieri is an associate, in the public sector services and energy and natural resources groups of Pittsburgh-based Babst Calland. Lucas coordinates the firm's representation of energy clients on land use and other local regulatory matters, and also teaches land use law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Golfieri focuses her practice on municipal matters, including zoning, subdivision, land development, taxation, real estate, code enforcement, public bidding and contracting matters.